Vol. 32 Iss. 20 - May 30, 2016

Chapter 120
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the State Water Control Board intends to consider amending 9VAC25-120, General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation for Discharges from Petroleum Contaminated Sites, Groundwater Remediation and Hydrostatic Tests. The purpose of the proposed action is to amend and reissue the existing general permit that expires February 25, 2018. The general permit covers point source discharges of (i) wastewaters from sites contaminated by petroleum products and chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents and (ii) hydrostatic test wastewaters resulting from the testing of petroleum and natural gas storage tanks and pipelines.

In addition, pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia, the agency is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; (iii) is designed to achieve its intended objective in the most efficient, cost-effective manner; (iv) is clearly written and easily understandable; and (v) overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with federal or state law or regulation. Additional consideration will be given to the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the regulation since the last review.

The agency intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: § 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia; § 402 of the Clean Water Act; 40 CFR Parts 122, 123, and 124.

Public Comment Deadline: June 29, 2016.

Agency Contact: Matthew Richardson, Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4195, FAX (804) 698-4032, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R16-4715; Filed May 4, 2016, 8:37 a.m.